4th April 1958
Queens Park Rangers v Exeter City
And in the Southern League
Exeter City Reserves v Hastings United.
DETERMINATION SHOWN BY EXETER CITY.
FOUGHT BACK TO DRAW WITH QUEEN'S PARK RANGERS.
GOOD FRIDAY APRIL 4TH
AT SHEPHERD'S BUSH, LONDON
Exeter City had so little to fight for and the Rangers had so much, being halfway up the League ladder, yet it was the City who showed the spirit and determination in fighting back to get a point. To be more explicit it was that dynamic personality Arnold Mitchell, at left-half, who was the true captain, shaking his team into action and scoring Exeter's equalising goal. The Rangers, who on this form are not much better than the City, did not live up to their great start when Cameron gave them a 90-seconds lead.
Then, twenty minutes after the interval, came Mitchell's first moment of triumph when he slammed Stiffle's corner kick into the net. Two minutes later, back in defence, he headed Cameron's fierce shot out from under the bar. Mitchell's fight and captaincy and the skill of Dale were the only good points for Exeter, who were nothing but a Fourth Division side.
Rangers:- Drinkwater; Woods, Ingham; Petchey, Rutter, Angell; Dawson, Longbottom, Cameron, Locke, Orr.
City:- Hunter; Foley, MacDonald; John, Oliver, Mitchell; Stiffle, Wilson, Calland, Churms, Dale.
Exeter City Res. v Hastings United
Exeter City Reserves were beaten 3 goals to 0 by Hastings United, at St James's Park. The light ball and hard ground made control difficult, but Hastings managed it better than the City and deserved to win. Taylor, outside-right, scored two goals, and Burgess, centre-forward, the other.